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#346601 - 2nd Sep 2009 4:47pm 5th Sept: Airbus A380 & more @ Broughton *****
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This may interest some of you...Airbus uk are holding a family day at the Broughton plant near Chester this week on Saturday 5th September 2009.I am sorry to say that only ticket holders can get in the Factory...But there is good parking around at the shopping centre Broughton near Tesco,s to see whats on offer in the Air..The big double decker A380 is going to do a fly past possibly with the Red Arrows flankng it and also not to be missed is the one and only Vulcan bomber that is still able to fly.

The times I am not sure of but look at this site and it may help - www.airbus-familydays.com the login is airbus and the password is familydays....

Please dont hold me responsable for any changes airbus uk does.

I am just trying to give you a chance to see the great planes again..Any one who seen the A380 at New Brighton last year,this weighs 550 tons 80 metre wingspan carries up to about 850 passengers and is the biggest passenger plane in the world..not to be missed.

I hope it is ok using these photos


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#346605 - 2nd Sep 2009 5:04pm Re: 5th Sept: Airbus A380 & more @ Broughton [Re: spider]
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The flying displays are from 1pm till 4pm dont know what order or any times ..sorry

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#346608 - 2nd Sep 2009 5:08pm Re: 5th Sept: Airbus A380 & more @ Broughton [Re: spider]
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Times:-

East Factory Tour (A320/A330/340 wings) 09:00 - 11:00
West Factory Tour (A380 Wings) 09:00 - 13:00
Field events West Factory 12:00 - 17:00
Flying Display 13:00 - 16:00

Each of those engines on the A380 is around the size of an Easyjet Fuselage (A319), just to put the size of the aircraft in perspective.
I'm also lead to believe that there should be a Beluga take off or landing at some point.

EDIT: There is a full overview in the 'programs' area of the web site.


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#347353 - 5th Sep 2009 7:01pm Re: 5th Sept: Airbus A380 & more @ Broughton [Re: Neston_Vasey]
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Just got back from the Airbus airshow,No complaints what so ever,loads to do and the variety of planes was great,Passenger A380,Baluga,Vulcan bomber,Russian Yaks,Hunters,Provost,3 Provost bomber Skymasters,Viper,2 Stearman wing walkers,Mustang,2 Spitfires,Hurricane,Dacota,Kittyhawk,Red Arrow fly over,Red Devil parachute team,plus static planes.Hope they do it every year..would not miss it.

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#347355 - 5th Sep 2009 7:18pm Re: 5th Sept: Airbus A380 & more @ Broughton [Re: spider]
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Didnt get there til 2 so missed a few frown

The vulcan was stunning omg Great video of that

Not impressed with the red arrows no was expecting a bit more than that.

Yeah, hope they do it again, would definately go again

Pics up later smile
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#347502 - 6th Sep 2009 5:15am Re: 5th Sept: Airbus A380 & more @ Broughton [Re: BMW Joe]
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I think red arrows where on there way to Duxford airshow,was a bit of a let down but the rest made up for it.Looking forward to seeing your pics,left my camera on the table at home,my brother took some though,will get copies off him soon.

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#347558 - 6th Sep 2009 11:51am Re: 5th Sept: Airbus A380 & more @ Broughton [Re: spider]
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I took my Grandson and we had a great day! The weather was ok as I was told it had rained on the nocky.I saw Spider waving to all the pilots and getting a bit over excited.An oppertunity not to be missed if it is ever on again.The red arrows! I would of liked to have seen a bit more of them but how many people have seen the red arrows in a stack of ten, as there is usualy only nine

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#347562 - 6th Sep 2009 12:26pm Re: 5th Sept: Airbus A380 & more @ Broughton [Re: nickynocky]
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Totally agree about the red arrows not being as good as expected, but hey it was free so i cant complain.
The vulcan OMG ! the sound from that made certain parts move
there was other planes a little later on (when everyone was gone) about half 4 / 5 o'clock.
But highlight of the day had to be the Vulcan

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#347659 - 6th Sep 2009 8:13pm Re: 5th Sept: Airbus A380 & more @ Broughton [Re: minimad5]
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Originally Posted By: minimad5
The vulcan OMG ! the sound from that made certain parts move

But highlight of the day had to be the Vulcan

withthat

Yeah, I stayed a bit afterwards until all the traffic went and went towards the end of the runway and was amazed by a few that flew low overhead and how fast & loud they were grin
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#347675 - 6th Sep 2009 8:50pm Re: 5th Sept: Airbus A380 & more @ Broughton [Re: BMW Joe]
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I am jealous, I went to numerous airshows with Vulcan's but I thought they would take it gentle with this one being so old and costing so much to keep it going.

For the uninitiated, the Vulcan bomber usually does a low level run with engines full throtle, nose up so as much weight as possible was sitting on the thrust of the engines, giving an amazingly slow horizontal speed. The ground vibrates, your body vibrates, everything vibrates and yet the Vulcan is like quarter of a mile away from you.

The eventual engines on the Vulcans were the intended four Bristol Olympus Turbojet, producing 20,000 pounds of thrust per engine - this equates to a total of about 30,000 bhp.

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#347686 - 6th Sep 2009 9:06pm Re: 5th Sept: Airbus A380 & more @ Broughton [Re: diggingdeeper]
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Originally Posted By: diggingdeeper
the Vulcan bomber usually does a low level run with engines full throtle, nose up so as much weight as possible was sitting on the thrust of the engines, giving an amazingly slow horizontal speed. The ground vibrates, your body vibrates, everything vibrates and yet the Vulcan is like quarter of a mile away from you.

It did exactly that, except it was about 150 metres away.

I was expecting my eardrums to burst it was that loud
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#347714 - 6th Sep 2009 10:57pm Re: 5th Sept: Airbus A380 & more @ Broughton [Re: BMW Joe]
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#347716 - 6th Sep 2009 10:58pm Re: 5th Sept: Airbus A380 & more @ Broughton [Re: BMW Joe]
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Videos should be up in the next day or two smile
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#347717 - 6th Sep 2009 11:01pm Re: 5th Sept: Airbus A380 & more @ Broughton [Re: BMW Joe]
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Can anyone enlighten me on what these were:




and this was:




Because afterwards, they were awesome!!
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#347761 - 7th Sep 2009 10:01am Re: 5th Sept: Airbus A380 & more @ Broughton [Re: BMW Joe]
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WOW,Pictures are brillient,you have realy cought the planes in all there glory,you can almost hear the engines roar.I had a great day but I think you had a better one.Thanks for the pics you have captured the day perfectly.

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